David A. Skelton

PhD, Religions of Western Antiquity, FSU

Photo Credit: Dimitri Smith

Photo Credit: Dimitri Smith


Who am I?

I have a PhD in Religions of Western Antiquity from Florida State with an emphasis in the Second Temple period. I write on music and pedagogy in Ben Sira and the Dead Sea Scrolls. 

I also hold a MA and an MDiv from Abilene Christian University and a BA in Religion from Harding University. 

I have received research fellowships from Fulbright, DAAD, and Florida State

Small among flying creatures is the bee, but its fruit is the best among all the produce
— Sirach 11:3
All I know is that we have to try. That’s what life is. We try. We push back against the darkness just a little
— Superman